Sunday, February 24, 2013

Kershaw gives up two, and should be cut

Kidding, of course.  Just wanted to see if y'all are paying attention to a Spring Training post.

Nonetheless, the Cactus League opener didn't exactly go as planned for the Dodgers, as they were whipped by their Camelback Ranch partners the White Sox, 9-0.  Both teams go at it again on Sunday.

Kershaw pitched the opening two innings, surrendering two runs on four hits, striking out three.  He was done in by RBI doubles from Alex Rios and Gordon Beckham in innings one and two, respectively.

Ronald Belisario followed that up by also giving up a couple, as he loaded the bases with nobody out in the third before Dayan Viciedo stroked a two-run single, making it 4-0.  The White Sox added more runs here and there, with Kelvin De La Cruz and Gregory Infante each giving up two as well.

On the flip side, the offensive fun was not shared by the Dodgers, as they gathered three hits the whole day.  Here's the kicker - Juan Freakin' Uribe got the first hit of the season with a single.  Oh, the irony!  Andre Ethier tripled later in the game.

Obviously these games mean a big pile of nothing, and with Matt Kemp and Carl Crawford still working their way back into shape, it'll be awhile before we see anything close to a regular lineup.  Here's to hoping it happens sooner rather than later.

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